15 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2006, the first album by this British electronic producer found him exploring the outer reaches of trance, glitch, and minimal techno. Seven years later, having busied himself elsewhere in between, Holden followed up with an ecstatic explosion of sounds and styles on The Inheritors. The electronic merry-go-round that Holden presides over is based around thick, visceral analog synth tones that alternately throb, rattle, and wheeze as the situation demands, but they're framed in a multitude of mind-melting ways. On "The Caterpillar's Invention," avant-jazz sax frenzy collides with a tribal groove and a prog-flavored accumulation of electronics. "Sky Burial" pits electro-acoustic edginess against old-school Harry Partch–style DIY clang-and-bang sound sculpture. Along the way, '70s Berlin–style cosmic synthscapes dart around funhouse-mirror reflections of everything from ambient music and post-rock to videogame soundtracks—making for a sometimes disorienting but consistently engrossing journey.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2006, the first album by this British electronic producer found him exploring the outer reaches of trance, glitch, and minimal techno. Seven years later, having busied himself elsewhere in between, Holden followed up with an ecstatic explosion of sounds and styles on The Inheritors. The electronic merry-go-round that Holden presides over is based around thick, visceral analog synth tones that alternately throb, rattle, and wheeze as the situation demands, but they're framed in a multitude of mind-melting ways. On "The Caterpillar's Invention," avant-jazz sax frenzy collides with a tribal groove and a prog-flavored accumulation of electronics. "Sky Burial" pits electro-acoustic edginess against old-school Harry Partch–style DIY clang-and-bang sound sculpture. Along the way, '70s Berlin–style cosmic synthscapes dart around funhouse-mirror reflections of everything from ambient music and post-rock to videogame soundtracks—making for a sometimes disorienting but consistently engrossing journey.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Premo Reviews ,

Finally !!

I am expecting great things from this Border Community genius. Enjoy most of the other artists on Border Community but Holden is the one who made it all happen with a unique and interesting sound that is superior to any of the mainstream crap put out by mainstream EDM producers and dj's today like Mafia House, Deadmau5, David G, Skrillex, etc .. this is real music for real EDM fans

RCrousore ,

Cool stuff.

This reminds me of Little People, mixed in with Grimes, Boards of Canada, and Clubroot. Still trying to decipher it, yes. But it sounds very esoteric and new-age. Great work to Holden.

BMW E30 M3 ,

A Great Work

Only have listened to Renata, Gone Feral, and Inter-City 125. I cannot wait to hear it all. And after hearing his mix on RA, I can only expect it to be so much better than I can imagine now.

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